“Since the time of Little Women,
no juvenile heroine has been better beloved of child readers than the Little Colonel.”
—St. Paul Dispatch
In this entry in the Little Colonel series, Lloyd Sherman, the title character, leaves her Kentucky home with her parents on an adventure that takes her across the Atlantic and through Europe. While in Geneva, the Little Colonel meets Major Pierre de Vaux and his magnificent, specially trained St. Bernard, Hero.
Throughout the trip, Hero’s experiences in and relationship to the Red Cross prompt friends and strangers alike to share their stories of being helped by the organization. What begins as a birthday vacation becomes much, much more, as the Little Colonel learns about the notions of compassion, duty, and sacrifice from the most unlikely of heroes.
About the Author
Annie Fellows Johnston’s prolific number of high-quality stories made her one of the most popular writers of her time, in which she sold more than one million copies of “Little Colonel” books. Her titles include such children’s favorites as The Little Colonel, The Little Colonel’s Christmas Vacation, The Little Colonel’s House Party, Two Little Knights of Kentucky, Mary Ware in Texas, Mary Ware’s Promised Land, and The Giant Scissors. All are published by Pelican.
THE LITTLE COLONEL’S HERO
Annie Fellows Johnston
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical
288 pp. 5 x 8
Little Colonel Series
ISBN: 9781565546288 pb (F)